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The Crown

(The Selection #5)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  213,764 ratings  ·  16,807 reviews
When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content ...more
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published May 3rd 2016 by HarperTeen
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Holly Honestly I'm 100% it's going to Erik.
1) Eadlyn didn't notice him as the romantic interest until the middle/end of the book.
2) He's not a contestant an…more
Honestly I'm 100% it's going to Erik.
1) Eadlyn didn't notice him as the romantic interest until the middle/end of the book.
2) He's not a contestant and that will provide interest and conflict to the book.
If it's not Erik, I'm pretty sure it'll be Kile, despite how boringly cliché that is. Fingers crossed for Erik, because I really don't want to read the second book and groan, Oh, everyone saw that coming! (less)

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Lauren Kammerdiener
"I'm telling you, Eady, wars and treaties and even countries will all come and go. But your life is yours, singular and sacred, and you should be with the person who makes it feel that way every blessed second you live it."

First, I would like to thank every person who has liked or commented on this review in the past year or so. This much of a response is unheard of for me. Almost every day, a few more people like it, or someone else actively advocates for Kile or Erik and sends up a prayer
Claudia Ramírez
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016

It's a 2.5. The thing is... I enjoyed the book, but OMG, I'm just not buying anything that happened at the end! REALLY? So now Eadlyn gets to make whatever change she wants in the kingdom, she doesn't have to get it approved or even discussed with the council, nope, she just gives the surprise announcement and that's it! WHAT! That's not how a country works! Maybe Illéa has to respect everything she decides, but there will obviously be revolts! It was too simple! She was like
Neil (or bleed)
May 10, 2015 marked it as will-not-read  ·  review of another edition
"The highly anticipated conclusion to the bestselling The Selection series."

Andreea Pop
I'm gonna put it bluntly out there -- I did not like The Heir. I consider it one of my greatest literary disappointments, even if it has a relatively high rating (2.5 stars). So my expectations of The Crown were along the lines of 'please be decent, please end quick and please be the last '. Most fortunately though, The Crown brought back the love I felt for Kiera Cass's novels made of syrupy romance and dreamy sighs. Taking this into consideration, this review will resemble half an omen to t ...more
Aug 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't understand, I thought it was just a trilogy... Why are there suddenly two more books added.


Update : I have read The Heir and I must admit that I actually quite enjoyed it, so looking forward to this one.

Update #2 : :)
Mikee (ReadWithMikee)

❝Finding a prince might mean kissing a lot of frogs. Or kicking a lot of frogs out of your house. Falling might mean running headfirst into something you always wanted. Or dipping your toe into something you've been scared your whole life. Happily ever after could be waiting in a field a mile wide.❞

Rating: {★ ★ ★}

This was an okay ending to Eadlyn's part of the story in The Selection series. I was never really a fan of The Heir or Eadlyn like I was with The Selection and America. The
Mariah of the Night Court

***Contains Spoilers***

Kiera Cass seriously did not put that much effort in her last installment in the Selection series. The other books were great, especially the first three, but kind of lost their touch when Eadlyn was introduced. The Crown was so dry. It was like this...


Perfect comparison.

I really do not like Eadlyn as a character at all because she has no personality! All I hear out of her mouth is awkward, out of place dialogue that leaves me cringing. Everyone was telling
Beatrice Masaluñga
Warning: My review contains spoilers. [ I added spoiler tags as many as I can... but you might guess what happens in the end based on my rating]

The Crown continues as Eadlyn Schreave temporarily takes over Illea after the stressful things happened on the previous book. Taking the opportunity and experience is part of her lesson to fully become the next Queen. It's challenging on her part especially when The Selection is on going. Finding the right guy for her isn't easy. Whatever choice she mak
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned

This one was a good improvement on The Heir. Eadlyn was a huge brat in the previous book, but she comes to some self realization in this book that makes her change her ways. I liked that with The Heir and The Crown you truly never really know who Eadlyn is going to end up with. With first three books of The Selection Series, you always kind of know who Maxon is going to choose, but these 2 books kept me guessing. However, these 2 books
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
The Crown is book five in The Selection series by Kiera Cass. This series has captivated me from the beginning. For me, it’s one of the most visual series I’ve ever read. Is it the girly girl in me that loves the gowns, the jewels, the pomp and circumstance? No matter the reason, I’m a fan, and I love the way Kiera Cass wrapped it all up.

The Crown by Kiera Cass:

Eadlyn has grown up. This book holds a very different Eadlyn than you met in the beginning. This young woman holds the weight of her country on her shoulders.
Apr 25, 2013 marked it as because-i-have-no-self-control  ·  review of another edition
This is going to go one of two ways.

Way #1: I will love this book. I will gush about this book. I will want to have its children (not really) and pledge my soul to this book (a possibility).

Way #2: I will hate this book so much that I see red. Gouging my eyes out after reading is a possibility (gouging occuring during reading in an [most likely successful] attempt to avoid continuing reading this book is also a possibility, BUT it will only happen if the book is really bad), but I may settle fo
Kai Spellmeier
“Maybe it's not the first kisses that are supposed to be special. Maybe it's the last ones.”

I have finally finished The Selection series. It was about time.
A few years ago when I read the first book I loved the story. Then came the second book and it went downhill. After The One I passionately hated America. And then I found out that this still wasn't enough and I had to read about her daughter! Who would only be more spoiled and vain and self-centered. If that was even possible.
So why did I kee
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
**53 people liked this post because of this initial review**


lol so much raging in the review section of Goodreads. If you don't like the series why dafaq u stil following it bro? get out & stay out yayy thank you

**Review of Novel**

As I recall, I’ve described Kiera Cass as an author who takes the difficult path and makes it work somehow. She never takes the easy path and this allows her to write interesting storylines and events. I’ve always b
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
I’m on BookTube now! =)

”I was surrounded by examples of how love, real love, could make you less bothered by your circumstances, whether it was facing the greatest disappointment of your life or shouldering the weight of a country. And suddenly, for the life of me, I couldn’t remember why I’d been so afraid of it.”

When I started to read “The Crown” I only wanted to finish this series. After reading all the other four books I was just in too deep not to read the last one and tell you what: I act
Spoilers have been tagged but if you've read my review of THE HEIR, the outcome of THE CROWN will be spoiled nonetheless.

2.5 stars

Disappointed is an understatement. Where's the romance?!

As a huge fan of The Selection trilogy, I was ecstatic when Kiera gave us 'The Heir' as a spinoff story. I was really disappointed with Eadlyn's characterization but she showed room for growth and I prayed she would get it together in 'The Crown'. While she did surprise me and do an almost complete 180, it ju

So, as you can see, my brain can't work for two reasons-
Number one: This book was just TERRIBLE. I just.....I can't......
Number 2: It's 10:30 in the morning and we all know for lazy teens like me, I need my beauty rest but I just couldn't lay my ass down in bed and do nothing, SO HERE I AM.

Now, with my little update of my miserable life, here i go.
Eadlyn was just this little, immature, ungrateful child. And I
Fatima  Havilliard
4.5 stars

Review soon. :D

You know I'm not going to put any spoiler, but I need to express how I'm feeling right now after know that

Also 17 days until The Crown!!

I'm fangirling now and it's only the title... I can't wait to see the cover!


Oh god... I think in this moment I'm suffer a heart attack because of that cover! Only look:


And I think I need to say that I really love the cover but it's not my favorite... The color a
The Y.A. Bookworm Blogger
WONDERFUL! What a spectacular ending....I don't know what to do with myself now ! ...more
Minor spoilers

Major rant

So I read through this in one sitting but I did not like it. I found it boring and the romance was so rushed and came out of the blue. By halfway through the author still had me guessing on who Eadlyn, our stupid useless heroine, would choose. She had guys coming from far and wide just for her to "pick". Load of bull. I just taught Eadlyn's story was pointless. I am sure these two books would have been so much better if Maxon and America's story had continued from book 3
Vanessa J.
Apr 06, 2015 marked it as thank-you-but-no-thank-you  ·  review of another edition
This is just too much. The Selection was supposed to be a trilogy, yet there are five books in the series?

Woman, let go of this series. Try writing something else - the cow has no more milk!

Yep, that's right.
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Crown (The Selection #5), Kiera Cass

Twenty years have passed since America Singer and Prince Maxon fell in love, and their daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own.

Eadlyn didn't think she would find a real partner among the Selection's thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you, and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult-and more important-than she ever expected.

تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز نوزدهم ماه نوامبر
J.C. Morrows
I will never understand why people feel the need to bash something they haven't even read.

Irony... God willing, I will be in the same place a year or so from now. I am sure there will be plenty of people who detest my book. LOL!

EDIT - 9/2/15

The words above were strangely prophetic... I AM preparing to release my first novel and praying my skin is thick enough to deal with the inevitable bad reviews. Wish me the best...
5 Absolutely Fantastic ★'s

"I had power and no idea how to use it. I was a ruler who didn’t know how to lead. I was a twin who was on her own. I was a daughter with missing parents. I had a half dozen suitors and wasn’t sure how to be in love. "

“It was a delicious feeling, falling in love. I'd had so many luxuries in my life, and I thought I'd had a taste of this before, but I realized now it was merely a cheap imitation of something not meant to be imitated in the first place.”

Buddy r
Helen 2.0
EDIT: Apparently there might be a Selection Movie coming up soon?

(Actual Review)
I would say I'm disappointed but that's a lie. I totally expected this book to have 0 literary worth. The only reason I even read this series is that a certain friend pressured me into it every step of the way.

So Eadlyn is still hated by her citizens because she's a shallow, self-absorbed child. To raise her public ratings her family decides to marry her off to a worthy suitor, because seeing Eadlyn happy will regai
Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
This review can also be found on my blog, Dana and the Books.

The Selection series is my guilty pleasure.

If you've never read the series, it's essentially The Bachelor/The Bachelorette set in a dystopian future and with royalty.  I also suggest you stop reading this review if you haven't read the series as there are spoilers for the first four books here.

The Heir (Book #4) takes place twenty years after the first three books and we find ourselves thrust into another selection.  Except this time t
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4 "Happily Ever After" stars***

“Trust your gut. Trust your heart.”
“I’m terrified of my heart.” I didn’t mean to say those words out loud, but there was something about him that made this room, and this moment, the only place I could ever admit to the truth.
He leaned down by my ear and whispered, “There’s nothing there to fear.”

I'm a sucker for fairy tales...
And i was almost obsessed with the first three parts of the series...

America and Maxon were amazing and i will never forget thei
Becca & The Books
Least favourite instalment overall.
I think the 4th and 5th books could definitely have been condensed into one.
The dystopian elements in 4 & 5 take even more of a back seat than 1-3, bringing the romance even more to the forefront - however there wasn't actually much romance? It was more of a fantastical coming of age story.
Considering The Heir & The Crown had themes of women in power being undermined and disrespected, I feel like Eadlyn's decision at the end was irresponsible and impulsive and
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins UK Children's, and NetGalley.)

“There were things I was always sure of, and almost all of that has fallen apart in the last few weeks.”

This was a good end to the series, and Eadlyn really played her role well.

Eadlyn continued to be a strong character in this book; she really stepped up, she put others first, and she really cared about what was good for everyone else rather than
Alia Ros
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, romance


I don't even know where to start,

I predicted CORRECTLY on who she chose!!! My freaking theory was correct! And OMG OMG I LOVE IT SO MUCH ❤️❤️

This story was downright hilarious and touching and emotional from the start till the end. I COULDN'T EVEN PUT IT DOWN AS PROOF
And i read this all in one sitting omg

I l
Chesca (thecrownedpages)
“Maybe it's not the first kisses that are supposed to be special. Maybe it's the last ones.”

Actual Rating: 4.5 stars



I’ve been reading mixed reviews about this last installment of The Selection by Kiera Cass, so I was so nervous to start it and to finish it. But guess what I feel after reading it? I AM SO HAPPY I was literally crying as I was finishing the book. I was not disappointed that much except by a few parts.

What I really l
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